The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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  • Gilgamesh being mean to his people.
  • Enkidu and Gilgamesh decide to go to the cedar forest to kill a demon.
  • We should go to the cedar forest to kill the demon, Humbaba.
  • Ok then, let's go kill Humbaba.
  • Gilgamesh and Enkidu kill the demon, Humbaba after challenging him to a battle.
  • A time ago, in a kingdom in Mesopotamia, there was a king called Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh was mean to his people, and they were scared and prayed to the sky god, Anu, to help. He asked the goddess Aruru to make a man who was strong as Gilgamesh. His name was Enkidu.
  • Ishtar wants to be Gilgamesh's wife, but Gilgamesh declines her offer.
  • Sorry, I don't want to be your husband.
  • Gilgamesh challenged Enkidu to a fight, and Gilgamesh won the fight. Gilgamesh and Enkidu eventually became best friends, and they decided to go to the cedar forest, and kill the demon who guarded the forest, Humbaba.
  • Ishtar summons the Bull of Heaven to kill Gilgamesh and his kingdom.
  •  Gilgamesh and Enkidu challenged Humbaba to a fight, and Humbaba almost won, but Gilgamesh prayed to the sun god, who helped him kill Humbaba. They cut down the forest, and made a raft, and arrived back at Gilgamesh's kingdom.
  • Gilgamesh tries looking for ways to become immortal but realizes he should enjoy his life.
  • How do you become immortal?
  • You become immortal by finding this secret plant at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Gilgamesh and Enkidu came back to the kingdom and were greeted by the goddess of love, Ishtar. Ishtar wanted to be Gilgamesh's wife, but Gilgamesh said no to her.
  • Can you be my husband?
  • Ishtar was angry that Gilgamesh said no, so she decided to use the Bull of Heaven to kill Gilgamesh and his kingdom. Enkidu and Gilgamesh killed the Bull of Heaven, and Enkidu shortly died, as a punishment for killing the Bull of Heaven, but Gilgamesh was forgiven because he was part god. 
  • Gilgamesh was sad for a long time and realized that he would die too. He searched for ways to be immortal, and found a man who was immortal, and told how he could be immortal, he just needed to find a secret plant. He found the secret plant, but it was stolen by a snake. He soon realized that being immortal was useless, and was told he should his enjoy his life.
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